Killing the Butterfly by Dale Ward
Nineteen-year-old Patty has a lot of baggage. Abusive parents. A horrible boyfriend. The stifling cocoon of her Podunk town. She longs to become a travel writer—visiting exotic lands far, far away….
But escaping town the way she does, forced by her boyfriend Roy to join him on a violent crime spree across middle America was not the travel of Patty’s dreams. It’s a journey that will only land her in jail—or dead. But escaping Roy is out of the question. He’d hunt her down, find her, and surely beat her worse than he’s ever beaten her before.
When they stumble across the gentleman alone at the cabin by the lake, he offers Patty a glimmer of hope and freedom. But this man hides evil secrets of his own….
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During the day Dale Ward is an award-winning filmmaker and videographer, while his night job is writer, reader and family man. Films he has written include: My Life Is a Movie, Walther, Ragman (with appearances in more than 50 film festivals), and There’s Something in the Basement. He has won 4 regional Emmy awards producing the national television talk show On Main Street, and he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications from Webster University. His publishing history includes: The Home Run, Delayed Reactions, and My Life Is a Movie. He makes his home in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife, Suzanne, and two sons.